Mealybug Alikes

  • M. Mani
  • Shaheen Gul


The insects belonging to the family Pseudococcidae and Putoidae are called true mealybugs. There are several insects (Coccoidea) similar in appearance and they are to be called as mealybug alikes only. By mistake, many of the scales belonging to genera Drosicha, Icerya, Perissopneumon (Margarodidae) and also Pulvinaria, Chloropulvinaria, Megapulvinaria, Ceroplastodes (Coccidae), Dactylopius, (Dactylopiidae), Eriococcus (Eriococcidae), Stictococcus (Stictococcidae) etc. were quoted as mealybugs in literature.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indian Institute of Horticultural ResearchBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Sher-E-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of KashmirSrinagarIndia

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